but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
Summary: Sabbath is a time to remember what we were and why we are no longer what we were! We have a Deliverer! We have a Rescuer! The bondage that we’ve been released from is no less dramatic than the bondage that the Israelites were delivered from in Egypt!
Summary: What binds you? What binds me? What prevents us from standing up straight in a spiritual sense? What is holding us back from being transformed into the image of Christ? What is holding us back from being able to enjoy life fully?
Summary: Running ourselves to death is nothing new to God, who created everything with a precaution in mind-or perhaps an antidote-to exhaustion: Sabbath Rest. Wouldn’t you like to emerge from a Sabbath day refreshed and ready to tackle the most important things o
Summary: Coming to hear God’s Word brings us joy when we remember that through his Word Jesus, the Rest-giver, has rescued us from sin’s slavery and he refreshes. He gives the rest and peace of forgiveness.
Summary: The Israelites soon forgot their marvellous deliverance in the Exodus from Egypt - just as we today forget God’s mercies - which is why a Remembrance Day is a necessary challenge to remember what we were, what happened and what we should be.